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From: "Mark Sutherlin" <>
Subject: Fw: Letter from Robert Sutherlin
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 19:52:25 -0700
The following letter is being forwarded to the group, for the record:
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Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: Letter from Robert Sutherlin
Tim & Mark,
Without going thru a complete Pedigree Chart, I am sure the great grandfather of John Thomas Sutherlin was George Sutherlin, who purchased land in Pittsy Co. as early as 1759.
Pittsy Co. Entry Record Book 1737-1770, p. 405:
March 1767, for Geo. Southerlin--Philip Southerland Enters all the vacant land between his own, Roger Atkinsons, Jnr. & James Cargills lines on the Br. of Falls Cr., not exceeding 400 acres.
If you recall Tim, you and I debated some time ago the feeling I have that proof that this George was son of George the orphan, and therefore a descendant of Alexander, is weak at best. I feel it is far more likely that this George & our Philip were two of the four immigrant brothers. (I have to admit that no one agrees with me).
After going over and over various reports from serious Sutherlin researchers, there is simply no time or place to fit our Philip into existing Sutherlin lines. I don't see any other way, but he HAD to be an immigrant.
The HISTORY OF PITTSY CO. contains an article about the founding of Danville in the 1790s. George Sutherlin and his sons were part of the group that needed a tobacco inspection station.